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5 Ways to Make Enough Side Money to Eventually Quit Your Job

Brandon Turner | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Brandon Turner

Nearly everyone dreams of quitting his or her day job, whether it's tomorrow, next year or in the next decade. However, there is a wide chasm between "dreams" and "action" that many people never seem to cross -- and it's usually due to finances.

Dress Like the Professional You Claim You Are

Marko Rubel | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business
Marko Rubel

Does it really matter what you wear? Interestingly enough, the answer is yes. There was a recent study from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, which found that when people dress up for a role, they actually become better at it.

Women Are Breaking Through the Profit Ceiling

Dean Graziosi | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Dean Graziosi

What I'm seeing is a strong interest from women in doing more than just holding a job. They want to invest in their financial futures, and they're finding real estate is a viable path to a comfortable life, or even a wealthy lifestyle.

How Can You "Play It Safe" But Still Beat Inflation? | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business

You want to play it safe in the investment world. The agony of the recession is fresh in your mind. Your stomach churns at the thought of suffering 2008-style losses.

You Need to Know Your Foreclosure Laws

Marko Rubel | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Marko Rubel

Let's say you're in California and you met a seller who is willing to sign over the deed. Would you take it? If you do, the seller can come back and void the transaction within two years from that date because you violated the "California Civil Code."

Commercial Real Estate Values Could Fall 19 Percent If Economy Improves

Jorge Newbery | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Jorge Newbery

Low interest rates were supposed to be a short-term crutch, but have instead become the staple of a years-long feast for the 1 percent. It's time for the Fed to end the festivities, remove the crutch and let the partiers take their losses so we can move forward as a nation, all 100 percent of us.

Is the Tiny House Market Worth Investing In?

Marko Rubel | Posted 05.17.2015 | Money
Marko Rubel

A lot of the times my students ask me, "Marko Rubel, how do you spot a real estate investment opportunity? What's the latest out there on the market?" A lot of it is all about research and, lately, there's been one popular housing trend I believe has investment potential that hasn't yet been captured.

10 Things Only Personal Finance Nerds Would Understand

Brandon Turner | Posted 01.14.2015 | Money
Brandon Turner

In other words, I enjoy talking about money and what it can do. I find the entire concept of money fascinating and love to find ways to make it, spend it, invest it, hide it (legally!), multiply it and share it.

Realty Mogul CEO Entices Investors for Hard Rock Hotel

Nadine Cheung | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business

Jilliene Helman talks about the perks of owning a piece of the Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs, CA through Realty Mogul. Aol's BeOn group creates c...

Realty Mogul Is Changing The Crowdfunding Game

Nadine Cheung | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business

When it comes to crowdfunding, sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are the first to come to mind. However, crowdfunding in the real estate space has ...

Hot New Real Estate Trend

Mary Buffett | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Mary Buffett

In good times and bad, home ownership remained a safe bet even when the contours of life changed. Then everything went to hell.

Time to Put Your Money in Motion?

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 11.30.2014 | Money
Wm. Scott Page

Many indicators suggest that our economy is nearing record levels, and now's an excellent time to assess a possible move.

Create an Active Retirement that Keeps on Giving

Brian Horn | Posted 10.22.2014 | Small Business
Brian Horn

Beyond financial considerations, longer life spans and better health into the retirement years are changing the way retirees expect and desire to live their lives. They're more active and the idea of stopping all work activity is not the goal anymore.

Statistics Do Not Buy Houses -- People Do

Dean Graziosi | Posted 10.05.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

BMO Harris Bank has released the results of a survey indicating that 59 percent of homeowners expect their home value to rise over the next year.

Need to Sell but Can't? Turn Your Home Into an Investment Property

Dean Graziosi | Posted 09.20.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

If you're in a need-to-move situation and can't sell your home, you may be in better shape than you think. Throw off the negative thoughts and the "sell when I can" attitude and think like an investor.

Rental Property Investors Aren't All the Same

Dean Graziosi | Posted 09.14.2014 | Small Business
Dean Graziosi

People may put up with a lot when it comes to incidental purchases or non-essential investments. However, when it comes to their homes, people are far less tolerant of sub-standard conditions and service.

Retail Home Buyers Need to Think Wholesale for Appreciation

Dean Graziosi | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Dean Graziosi

There's been a lot of publicity about improving markets, higher home prices, and even bid wars in some areas. However, for the most part those bid wars are in a very tight price range band and the competition there isn't being felt in most of the rest of the market.

Is There More of a Role for Investors in a Real Estate Recovery?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Dean Graziosi

It's weak, even if we can call it a recovery at all. There is still a large hole which the first time buyers used to fill. Just tracking prices isn't working like it has in past markets. This is a new situation, and old statistical models may be misleading.

Fun with Fannie and Freddie

Dean Graziosi | Posted 05.24.2014 | Business
Dean Graziosi

When it comes to the restructuring or outright dissolution of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, there has been a lot of talk, a couple of bills introduced, and nothing really accomplished.

When Real Estate Investing Really Sucks

Dean Graziosi | Posted 05.21.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Knowing what a rental property investor will pay for the house in rent-ready condition, you have to work backward through the cost to rehab, and then you have to get the price you need to make it work.

Crowdfunding Is Growing Up: Here's What You Need to Know

Jorge Newbery | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Jorge Newbery

Just six months ago, equity crowdfunding was not yet legal in the U.S. Today, there are close to 1,000 crowdfunding sites in existence -- at last coun...

Investors and the DC Real Estate Market

Melissa Terzis | Posted 05.13.2014 | DC
Melissa Terzis

Everyone and their mother are chasing investment properties in D.C. because they finally got the memo from 2010 that D.C. rentals are a great investment. Let me be blunt: Unless you already purchased property when prices were lower, that ship has sailed.

The For Rent Ad in 2017

Dean Graziosi | Posted 04.26.2014 | Small Business
Dean Graziosi

They say that the Web is forever. Don't publish anything on the Internet that you will not want someone to read back to you years in the future. With ...

Real Estate Isn't REAL? -- My Challenge to the Doomsayers!

Dean Graziosi | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Dean Graziosi

I spend a lot of time talking and writing about real estate. I spend money and time investing in real estate. However, I also invest a great deal of m...

Redefining a "Good Deal"

Lee Wang | Posted 02.19.2014 | Hawaii
Lee Wang

More than ever, I get asked by my friends, family, and clients to find them a "good deal." Whether it's their first home or 5th investment property, everyone wants a good deal. Usually, my question is: "what do you consider a good deal?"